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Director:
Writers:
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)
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Release Date:
29 August 1951 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
They were two of a kind ! ...and bound to meet, but neither of them knew what such a meeting would mean!
Plot:
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A Priceless Performance! See more (58 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Mitchum ... Dan Milner

Jane Russell ... Lenore Brent

Vincent Price ... Mark Cardigan

Tim Holt ... Bill Lusk

Charles McGraw ... Thompson / Narrator
Marjorie Reynolds ... Helen Cardigan

Raymond Burr ... Nick Ferraro
Leslie Banning ... Jennie Stone (as Leslye Banning)

Jim Backus ... Myron Winton
Philip Van Zandt ... Jose Morro
John Mylong ... Martin Krafft
Carleton G. Young ... Gerald Hobson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Abbott ... Card Player (uncredited)
Tol Avery ... Fat Hoodlum (uncredited)
Sam Balter ... Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)
Howard Batt ... Pilot (uncredited)
Richard Bergren ... Milton Stone (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... Lodge Bartender (uncredited)
Mary Brewer ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Thompson's First Henchman (uncredited)
Barry Brooks ... Card Player (uncredited)
James Burke ... Barkeeper in Nogales (uncredited)
Gwen Caldwell ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)

Anthony Caruso ... Tony (uncredited)
Robert Cornthwaite ... Hernandez (uncredited)
Oliver Cross ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
John Daheim ... Seaman (uncredited)
Jim Davies ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Daniel De Laurentis ... Mexican Boy in Nogales (uncredited)
King Donovan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Marietta Elliott ... Redhead (uncredited)
Paul Fierro ... Charles (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Joel Fluellen ... Sam (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Corley (uncredited)
Barbara Freking ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Gerry Ganzer ... Countess (uncredited)
Ralph Gomez ... Mexican Foreman (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Seaman (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ... Arnold (uncredited)
Henry Guttman ... Man (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Stacy Harris ... Harry (uncredited)
Len Hendry ... Customer (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Old-Timer Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Charles Horvath ... Seaman (uncredited)
Don House ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Jerry James ... Policeman (uncredited)
Geraldine Jordan ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
William Justine ... Gyppo (uncredited)

Al Kikume ... Island Policeman (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Thompson's Henchman #2 (uncredited)
Joyce Mackenzie ... Lady Gwendolyn in Film (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Lt. Rodriguez (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Seaman / Henchman (uncredited)
Billy Nelson ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Seaman (uncredited)
Edwin Rand ... Policeman (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Card Player (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Corley's Servant (uncredited)
John Sheehan ... Guitarist (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Hoodlum (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Gunman (uncredited)

Mamie Van Doren ... Lodge Guest at Bar (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ernö Verebes ... Esteban - Morro Servant (uncredited)

Dan White ... Tex Kearns (uncredited)
Joy Windsor ... Lodge Guest (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe ... Seaman (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Pianist (uncredited)
Maria Sen Young ... Swaying Waitress (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
Richard Fleischer (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Frank Fenton (written by) and
Jack Leonard (written by)

Gerald Drayson Adams  story (uncredited)
Earl Felton  uncredited
Richard Fleischer  uncredited
Howard Hughes  uncredited

Produced by
John Farrow .... producer
Robert Sparks .... producer
Robert Fellows .... producer (uncredited)
Howard Hughes .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Harry J. Wild (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson 
Eda Warren 
 
Production Design by
J. McMillan Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Ross Dowd (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Baur .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Ruman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Clem Portman .... sound
John E. Tribby .... sound (as John Tribby)
 
Stunts
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Sol Gorss .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Terrell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Bud Wolfe .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Howard Greer .... gowns: Miss Russell
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Howard Hughes .... presenter
Boyd Cabeen .... stand-in (uncredited)
Carmen Cabeen .... stand-in: Jane Russell (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
120 min | West Germany:100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1951) | Sweden:(Banned) (1951-1965) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (tv rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1998) | USA:Approved (PCA #14533) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Trivia:
Howard Hughes' whimsical decision to shoot the boat sinking scene with Vincent Price cost him $150,000.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: One of the three whip marks on Milner's back is missing when he escapes his captors and backs away down the ship's corridor.See more »
Quotes:
Mark Cardigan:Alas, why must I be plagued by yammering magpies on the eve of battle?See more »
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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
A Priceless Performance!, 29 June 2005

Executively produced by Howard Hughes and directed by John Farrow, His Kind of Woman seems to have it all. It has a great cast under more than competent direction with a good, interesting, and inventive script. The film tells about gangster Raymond Burr, deported from the country, planning on using drifter Robert Mitchum's identity. Mitchum is flown down to a resort for the wealthy in Mexico awaiting further instructions after having been given $5,000 as a down payment on $50,000. Mitchum goes but is very curious as to what he has to do for so much dough. On his way he meets with sultry Jane Russell(Hughes's squeeze - and a LOT at that to squeeze!) who is trying to endear herself to hammy actor Vincent Price. The film really does a good job with the characterizations of all the major and minor characters. Mitchum is rock solid in his role. Russell is just beautiful and believable in her role. Tim Holt, Jim Backus, and the rest of the cast do very well. Burr plays one mean gangster. But it is Price who steals the film(for me). The first 3/4's go quite smoothly with Mitchum wondering what is going on with waiting for instructions and getting close to Russell. Price gives the film an energy boost though when he starts to play the real HAM actor in the final fourth of the film. No actor I know can be as hammy and that good as Vincent Price can. He aids Mitchum with an aplomb of such audacity and rhetoric(quoting the Bard on several occasions) of such depth and exaggeration as to make his role almost camp. But his hammy performance works well with the tension of Mitchum's plight with Burr. Director Farrow does a very nice job pacing the action in the film and adding humour here and there. Russell almost disappears from the end - but what's a girl to do wearing a dress she is barely able to walk in when action is needed. His Kind of Woman is one of those classic Noir type films with a great cast that should have your complete attention. Afterall when all is said and done: Robert Mitchum playing the leading man, Jane Russell wearing low-cut gowns, good vs. evil conflict, Howard Hughes production, character actor Jim Backus, and Vincent Price hamming it up as only he can - PRICELESS!

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